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Streaming Music on Your Mobile Device

Send musical recordings to your mobile phone

October 20, 2010
Story by Caitlin Kinser, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER - Instead of downloading music from iTunes, students can now stream free music from the library straight to their mobile devices. With the “Send to Mobile” application featured in two databases from Alexander Street Press, Classical Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound, students can transfer licensed musical recordings to any mobile phone or “smartphone”.

"With more students using mobile devices for streaming media, the ‘Send to Mobile’ application from the OSU Library music databases serves as an additional medium for accessing music,” said David Oberhelman, music department liaison librarian. “It provides free access to classical and world music recordings students can play anytime and anywhere.”  

Classical Music Library is composed of the world’s most renowned classical music labels, and provides more than 210,000 tracks online in streaming audio for students to access. It features the best performers and the highest quality recordings of music written from the earliest times to the present, including contemporary composers.

Smithsonian Global Sound, launched in 2005, is a unique online resource that emphasizes folk music and ethnomusicology tracks. Several audio recordings are provided from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, as well as the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Students can also access many sounds besides music, including poetry, drama and sounds of the deep ocean.

For access to Classical Music Library and Smithsonian Global Sound, visit the OSU Library homepage, and click on “Databases”.  From there, select either “C” for Classical Musical Library, or “S” for Smithsonian Global Sound. Tracks can be searched by name or composer. Once a track is selected, click on the mobile device icon to view your options for sending the link to your phone.

If you have questions about this or other electronic library resources, contact the Digital Library Services office at 405-744-9161 or email at lib-dls@okstate.edu.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fall10/streamingmusic.htm
Last Updated: 20 October 2010

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